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European Conservation Efforts Successful
2013-09-26 15:09:06

Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows conservation efforts are having a positive effect.

2013-07-16 15:49:51

The intricate social hierarchy of the California condor, an endangered species, is something that could not be studied until recently due to the severe reduction of this population in the wild.

Captive Lion Programs 'Conservation Myth'
2012-08-02 10:43:35

A new report asserts that commercial wildlife encounter operations promoting the reintroduction of captive lions to the wild do little to further the conservation of African lions in the wild.

2012-04-27 21:41:07

DISASTROUS disease outbreaks like the one which led to the decimation of the red squirrel in Britain can now be avoided through the implementation of new preventive measures developed by UK scientists.

2011-12-29 11:04:03

Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009/2010 was particularly severe, a condition Mongolians refer to as “dzud”.

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2011-06-17 10:15:07

A species of antelope that is possibly the source for the legend of the unicorn has been successfully reintroduced into its native habitat after having been hunted to all but extinction.

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2011-05-04 08:25:00

Wild asses are descendants of the original ancestors of the horse and the donkey, but unfortunately most species of wild ass are now in danger of extinction.

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2009-07-20 13:12:24

Researchers are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help control the populations and behavior of red deer that in the past 250 years have changed the whole nature of large ecosystems.

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2009-07-14 11:30:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival.

2009-07-03 13:43:32

The reintroduction of the Large Blue butterfly to Britain offers lessons in helping plants and animals threatened by climate change, scientists said. The Large Blue, whose scientific name is Maculinea arion, was successfully reintroduced 25 years ago after becoming extinct in 1979, scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research said in a release Friday. Large Blues imported from Sweden were aided by the creation of small heat-shielded habitats, which could give today's...


Latest Reintroduction Reference Libraries

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2007-07-17 10:41:45

The Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), is a bovid and the smallest member of the Oryx genus. It is native to desert and steppe areas of the Arabian Peninsula. This species was endangered by the early 1970s in the wild, and attempts have been made to build wild populations. With only little success, the species is still endangered and by 2003 only 106 specimens were alive in the wild. Today, there are plans to release 500 Arabian Oryx into the wild over the next 5 years. The Arabian Oryx stands...

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2006-12-14 14:25:06

The European Beaver (Castor fiber) is an endangered aquatic mammal that was hunted almost to extinction in Europe. This beaver is now being re-introduced throughout Europe. Several thousand live on the Elbe, Rhone, and Danube. It also lives in parts of Scandinavia. They have been reintroduced in Bavaria and The Netherlands. They are tending to spread to new locations. The beaver became extinct in Britain in the sixteenth century. There is now a project that is reintroducing the species to...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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